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“It is the aureola which has stolen into my heart,” thought Cristobal.

It was her splendour and her aureola which appeared in the air.

The rays quivered everywhere in the air, and the aureola filled the world.

The child replied by a slight motion of the head; and the aureola trembled like sunlight on the water.

The balloon threw large shadows on this heap of clouds, and was surrounded as by an aureola.

Sketches were structureless, as any aureola formed by stray sunlight grazing the moon might naturally be.

The aureola, when enveloping the whole body, is generally oval or elliptical in form, but is occasionally circular or quatrefoil.

His face wore a look of triumph, and was surrounded by an aureola which dazzled Rosanette.

They are generally surrounded by an aureola known as the penumbra, and sensibly less luminous than the other portions of the orb.

Aureola, a wreath of light represented as encircling the brows of the saints and martyrs.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Latin aureola (corona), fem. diminutive of aureus "golden" (see aureate). In medieval Christianity, the celestial crown worn by martyrs, virgins, etc., as victors over the flesh.

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halo

nounring of light
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